Holiday Gift Ideas for Her

‘Tis the season, so it’s time to get your shopping shoes on! Finding the perfect beauty-minded gifts for the special women in your life can be a tall order, but not to worry, I’ve done the legwork for you. Here are ten beauty treats that will work for any skin type, any age and absolutely anyone on your list. Happy holidays!

1. Luxuriously Scented Candles

When in doubt, scented candles are sure to please. The Diptyque Limited Edition Winter Collection Votive Candle Set comes beautifully packaged and ready to give. You get three scents that are just right for this time of year, including Feu de bois (wood fire), Pin (pine), and Pomander (cinnamon and orange).

2. Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Powder Pearls

Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Powder Pearls are almost too pretty to use. A light swipe serves as an all-over highlighter that minimizes flaws and gives the skin a subtle glow. Perfect for all skin tones, any beauty buff would love to get this gift.

3. Fresh Sugar Lip Showcase

I’m a huge fan of anything from Fresh, and this holiday offering lets you share their bestselling lip products. You get nine of the coveted Sugar Lip treatments that anyone on your list would be thrilled to have this holiday season.

4. Sigma Beauty “Essential” Brush Set

Most people tend to keep their makeup brushes entirely past their prime, even though sometimes, all it takes is a fresh set of brushes to give your makeup bag a sweet update. The Sigma Beauty “Essential” Brush Set includes a collection of 12 brushes that are sure to meet every makeup maven’s needs.

5. Elemis Love Frangipani

For a gift that transports its recipient to the South Pacific, look no further than Elemis Love Frangipani. Featuring the Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream and Body Cream, this decadent duo cleanses, nourishes and hydrates while leaving an intoxicating tropical scent behind.

6. NARS Glass Metropolis Audacious Lipstick Coffret

Everyone knows someone who doesn’t leave the house without lipstick, and the NARS Glass Metropolis Audacious Lipstick Coffret is certainly the gift for her. With eight miniature versions of the brand’s bestselling shades, this collection has her covered from day to night.

7. Waterworks

If you don’t want to get too personal, nothing beats a gift that gives any bathroom a facelift. Waterworks has a variety of offerings that include soaps, sponges, linens and other accessories this holiday season. You’re sure to find something that she’ll love.

8. Gift Certificates

If you’re truly at a loss for what to give, don’t underestimate the power of a thoughtfully chosen gift certificate. If you know that a certain someone has a standing appointment for a manicure, pedicure, massage, what have you, surprise her by picking up the tab for her next visit. She’ll be pleasantly surprised, and you know for sure that she’ll like it.

A Concluding Note

Searching for the perfect beauty gift for the women in your life can be a bit challenging, especially because not every product works well for every skin type. That’s why I’ve chosen the products listed above, as they’re universally skin-friendly. However, if you do know your special someone’s skin type, you can always seek beauty advice from the professionals that’s custom-tailored to match her unique skin type. Happy shopping!


Dr. Leslie Baumann, M.D. and her team at Baumann Cosmetic Dermatology believe in proof, not promises. World-recognized for both cosmetic and general dermatology, our treatment strategies rely exclusively on evidence-based, scientifically verified products and procedures that promote skin health and a natural appearance. We combine effective medical procedures with individualized instruction on proper skincare, nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle in order to maximize the health of the skin and body as a whole while minimizing the effects of aging. For more, visit Dr. Baumann’s blog for daily updates Monday through Friday, or inquire about an appointment through

December 19, 2016 Beauty